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Best of Canberra – Tacos

By 3 March 2015 6

It’s Tuesday and my favourite thing about this day of the week is the humble taco.  If you are not yet aware of the phenomenon that is Taco Tuesday, it is time to get acquain...

What does the ACT think about the death penalty?

By 3 March 2015 30

Inside my backyard shed are two signs that my fiancée and I recently made. The signs read, “Indonesia, we love you but please tell your Government to stop killing Australian...

Are you ready to be Enlightened?

By 3 March 2015
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It's the best time of year again when the evenings are warm - but not stifling, with a cool - but not cold breeze; allowing everyone to come out after dark to explore Enlighten. ...

The Canberra Night Noodle Markets

By 2 March 2015 21

Earlier this year it was announced that Canberra was going to be introduced to the Noodle Markets made famous by Melbourne and Sydney, and it has been the talk of the town ever...

Chic Henry and the tram to nowhere?

By 2 March 2015 51
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I've had a couple of long conversations with Summernats' Chic Henry, who is tossing up whether to run in the 2016 ACT election. He told me that the Liberals want him to stan...

Should Norfolk Island be self governed?

By 2 March 2015 7

The bun fight between the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and the Commonwealth Government regarding governance of the island has been going on for decades. The island ha...

Seselja welcomes funding for safer schools

By 3 March 2015 2

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has today welcomed funding for Canberra Grammar School under the Coalition Government’s $18 million Schools Security Programme. “Canberra Grammar School is one of 54 schools to receive funding under the programme, which delivers on our election commitme...

ACT Government leads nation on climate change action

By 3 March 2015

Canberra’s environmental watchdog has given the thumbs up to the ACT Government’s response to climate change in the region, Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell and Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment Robert Neil announced today. The commissioner today released his report ...

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Protesters give up on High court, move to Parliament House.

By 3 February 2009 16

Apparently not content with invading the High Court, at least a dozen protesters have now given it to Rudd in during the first parliamentary question time of the year by screaming "Stop the intervention, human rights for all" from the public gallery. The protesters also chanted the slogans "Shame...

What's happening at ABC TV Canberra weather?

By 3 February 2009 30

Enough is enough, when it comes to the on-screen stuff-ups in the weather news at ABC TV Canberra - and I am not referring to Mark Carmody! Rather, the constant errors in the on-screen temperature figures and graphics that have been plaguing the weather news bulletins on ABC TV's Canberra news se...

Police Wrap - 3 February

By 3 February 2009 1

1. Extreme road rage on the Belconnen Way! ACT Policing will summons a 21-year-old Narrabundah man after he allegedly assaulted a 45-year-old Macquarie man on Saturday (January 31). Police will allege that about 2.45pm, the offender struck the victim with a 1.5 metre long metal leveller followi...

Should something be done about traded Nazi gear in Canberra?

By 3 February 2009 123

The Canberra Times has a piece on the roaring trade in Nazi memorabilia being done at the Canberra Antiques Centre in Fyshwick by one Virgo Lentzkow. "The Canberra Antiques Centre in Fyshwick hosts a collection of Third Reich memorabilia which includes Iron Cross badges, flags and swastika-emblaz...

Who wants to be in a band?

By 3 February 2009 6

Wanted a guitarist, small trio or piano player in Canberra. I'm a female singer, used to be so I'm rusty, but would like to find a guitarist, trio or piano player to rejoin the world of music. I'm interested in funk blues, jazzy styles, beautiful torch songs, and rearranging contemporary mus...

Joel Thompson stood down after facing assault charges

By 3 February 2009 13

Radio news is reporting that the Raiders' second rower Joel Thomson has been in court on assault charges following an altercation last month. The club has stood him down. Deja vu anyone? UPDATED: Foxsports has the story now. Next court date is 25 February....

Canberra house prices up during December quarter

By 3 February 2009 21

Based on the latest ABS stats, it seems house prices rose on average during the December quarter, although the yearly average was down about 4%. Will be interesting to see where this goes. How are people finding things out there?...

Quamby to take the overflow

By 3 February 2009 8

In the ongoing shambles of ACT Corrections the ABC now reports that the old Quamby youth detention centre is going to be used to house people who probably won't try and run away. "Acting Corrections Minister Simon Corbell says the former Quamby site will be used for periodic detention prisoners a...

Strongest Brumbies side in years to trial against the Waratahs

By 3 February 2009 4

The Brumbies have announced the team that's going up the road to play NSW on Thursday. 1. Ben Alexander 2. Stephen Moore 3. Nic Henderson 4. Ben Hand 5. Mark Chisholm 6. Peter Kimlin 7. George Smith 8. Stephen Hoiles (c) 9. Joshua Holmes 10. Christian Lealiifano 11. Francis Fainifo 12....

More consultation for Bunda Street

By 3 February 2009 2

View Larger Map Back in October 2008 John Hargreaves announced a quickie round of consultation before he splurged $4 million on the increasingly cosmopolitan Bunda St in Civic. Jon Stanhope is now asking the community to come down and have their say about the plans tomorrow at Crowne Plaza. ...

The Missing Lincolns CD - Righteous Noise

By 3 February 2009 6

[First filed: February 02, 2009 @ 10:36] On Friday night a strange confluence of Brumbies and a tired girlfriend meant I could only catch about an hour of the Missing Lincolns CD launch at The Front in Lyneham. Which was a shame because the hour I caught was a great party. The strength of ...

State of the Riot - January 2009

By 3 February 2009 35

[First filed: February 02, 2009 @ 09:43] So that's January dispensed with. Here’s our monthly review of where the site’s going and what people are coming here for. January is traditionally a slow month so we're very happy to have had a good one, readership's well up on December and eve...

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